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    At Gnome in Niagara

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Travelocity’s Roaming Gnome checked out the sights of Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake on the weekend.

    While here, the gnome was spotted at such places as Niagara Parks Journey Behind the Falls and taking in a close up view of the Horseshoe Falls aboard a Hornblower Niagara Cruises catamaran. He was also spotted at the Spanish Aero Car, the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens, the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory, and Brock’s Monument at Queenston Heights, the Laura Secord Homestead, Ravine Vineyard The Niagara Skywheel and Fallsview Casino Resort.

    A family picnic at Queenston Heights

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    This isn’t directly in Niagara Falls, but Niagara Parks Commission does take care of the place, and it is just a short drive up the road, so I figured I’d include it.

    On Saturday my family went up to Queenston Heights for a picnic. It is a huge park overlooking the Niagara River. It is also the park where Brock’s Monument is. We had a nice picnic, and the kids played around on the playground and got a bit wet on the (pathetic) splash pad. One of my sisters wanted to go up the tower, and asked me to go along. The last time I had gone up (many years ago), it was free, but they asked for a donation. It is now $4.50 for an adult. What? $4.50 just to walk up some stairs? It seems pricey to me. Needless to say, we didn’t go up.

    As you can see by the pictures, it was a beautiful day!

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